archives : November 2007


Panafrica - France

The new french industry will begin its activites in Mali and Burkina Faso.

Producing bioenergy while contributing towards development in developing countries. This is the first on the wish list of the French Agro Energy Development company (Agroed) which wants to induce the culture of jatropha, a virtuous circle of local development while satisfying increasing energy needs of african countries.

- Friday 30 November 2007

Algeria - France
Sunday’s inauguration of the “wall of the lost, death without tombs in Algeria (1954-63)” is widely criticised by human rights and left wing activists. They claim that the monument is representative of a threat to “national cohesion” in that, it creates a conflict of historical facts. - Friday 30 November 2007

Panafrica - Uganda - United Kingdom
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) opened in Kampala Friday with Queen Elizabeth II calling on member-countries to remain united. - Saturday 24 November 2007

Ethiopia - Sudan
Close to 30,000 Southern Sudanese who fled the country’s 21-year long north-south war are to return home from camps in neighbouring Ethiopia during 2008 as part of an agreement between the governments of the two countries and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), signed on 22 November in Khartoum. - Saturday 24 November 2007

Patience Israel, a 20-year-old hairdresser, lived in a decent home in Karimo, a squatter settlement near Nigeria’s political capital, until it was demolished in January 2006. - Saturday 24 November 2007

Guinea-Bissau - Senegal
In northern Guinea-Bissau, in the dark of night, a dilapidated bus carrying 17 children is parked on a quiet side road. Its driver awaits a signal from a bus up ahead in the convoy illegally crossing the border into Senegal. - Saturday 24 November 2007

Panafrica - United Kingdom
A day after their demise at the Euro 2008 qualifying match, the English are asking themselves if the high number of foreigners in the team prevents new national talents from being hatched. The ex real madrid galactic, David Beckham, rejects the idea, even if he thinks that the English Federation could do better in what concerns training. - Friday 23 November 2007

DR Congo
Many tens of thousands of displaced people in Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ridden South Kivu province face serious food shortages in the coming months after their crops were destroyed by heavy rainfall in the region, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. - Thursday 22 November 2007

United States
Part of the black community of the United States denounces a rise of racist crimes and the partiality of Justice, which they estimate to persecute more Blacks than Whites with equal offence. A march gathered thousands of people besides, last Friday, in Washington, claiming in particular for more equality. - Tuesday 20 November 2007

Central African Republic - International
In a January report, Save the Children UK - one of the more vocal non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on humanitarian financing reforms - criticised the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for being “clumsy and inefficient” in its distribution of funds to NGOs. - Tuesday 20 November 2007

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